Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unique Beings Being Unique: Cherokee vs Algonquin

 Cultures, Native American Antiquity  No Responses »
Cherokee - Algonquin map 001I am constantly struck by the images evoked by the term “Native American”. I find that the English language has a way of sorting and categorizing that often combines very different entities. For instance, the word” love”, in English, refers to both the concept of agape and eros as if they are the same thing. In one case, we are referring to a very unselfish affection, whereas the other is completely selfish.
I think the term “Native American” can be just as contradictory. Certainly, the Native Americans
Cherokee house
Cherokee house

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